There are so far five processes that are defined as the five stages required to make music.
- Songwriting; Remember, by songwriting here, we don’t simply mean writing lyrics. Songwriting is far more than that. It’s about brainstorming ideas and putting the details together, looking into what would make a good melody, rhythm, and harmonies. And how you can structure them in the song to make a good beginning, middle, and end?For example, do you want the song to have more upbeats, or do you want it to be more melodic and calming? Deciding it all is an important component.
- Arrangement; It is an important constituent and usually something that is ignored a lot but keep in mind that the arrangement makes the song interesting to listen to. The arrangement means how you’ve selected the instruments, beats, and rhythms and how you’ve put them one after the other. For example, using an electric guitar in the first verse of the song and then adding a few more instruments in the second stanza gives more life to the song. It’s also important to know that it’s okay that one particular instrument is not used for the entire song. You can add, remove, and use various instruments, anything that gives the song more feels and improves quality.
- Editing; One can already understand what this process may constitute. Editing out things you wouldn’t want and improving the overall quality of the final products. One should do this, keeping away the writing and recording part so that the entire focus lies in editing and ruins a very important part of music production.
- Mixing; This is fun because you’ve finally completed everything, written your wrong, and recorded the bomb music instrumentals you’ve made. All you need to do is mix all the recorded parts and convert the entire thing into a musical masterpiece. Though this is a very crucial step because you need to listen closely and see if all the instruments fit together, sound loud and clear, and satisfy you and the intention of the music track produced.
- Mastering; This step is used to make all the different tracks produced sound logical and like a part of the same album. Testing all songs with the same mastering gears and making them to the same level will naturally come from the same album.
Music Production or making is a simple process if you know the tactics and are comfortable with the entire process. As and when you get comfortable, you’ll be able to produce more and better quality.